Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Collection

Last October, The Grand Palais in Paris, was transformed into a pop art instillation for the Chanel Spring/Summer 2014 Collection. Karl Lagerfeld, Creative Director of Chanel, designed each art piece in this makeshift gallery that also served as the runway. For anyone who doesn’t know about Lagerfeld, you should definitely look into his biography because for over 25 years he has served at the head of the French luxury house. His inventive designs made the brand one of the most recognizable and desirable by women around the globe.

 

Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 1 Model: Cara Delevingne Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 1
Model: Cara Delevingne
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com

This collection provided a resurgence of color on the Chanel runway. The opening look worn on Cara Delevingne was a lilac tweed vest and skirt with sky blue and violet trim. Accessories included an oversized pearl bracelet and necklace with two large pearls on them. The small iridescent chain link bag looked like it could hold an iPhone or any other smart phone.   It was a bold look to open the show with and with Delevingne, one of the houses muses, it offered excitement.

 

Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 2 Model: Lindsay Wixson Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 2
Model: Lindsay Wixson
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 3 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 3
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 6 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 6
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 8 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 8
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 14 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 14
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 15 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 15
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 16 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 16
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 17 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 17
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 18 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 18
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com

The classic Chanel tweed was reworked into different jackets, dresses, and suits in various colors and patterns. Bags were featured in all sizes but one of my favorite bags was a small clutch looked like it was made from Legos in neon colors. A few of the tweed skirt suits were in pink & white, pink & black, and navy & black plaid tartans offering a punk edge. Two looks were pairs with white tweed jackets. But again the last few seasons, Lagerfeld has created strong and powerful woman that evokes the spirit Coco Chanel herself.

 

Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 26 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 26
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 34 Model: Sasha Luss Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 34
Model: Sasha Luss
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 44 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 44
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 46 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 46
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 53 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 53
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 56 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 56
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 60 Model: Joan Smalls Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 60
Model: Joan Smalls
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 67 Model: Miranda Kerr Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 67
Model: Miranda Kerr
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com

In the finale, Lagerfeld featured weightless dresses with what looked like every colors featured in the Pantone color wheel of paint swatches. Lagerfeld was enjoying a play on techno-color in such a way that a customer not sure what color to wear, really could wear the rainbow and show off a different hue has she moves. It’s was new play on color and so inventive.

 

Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 78 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 78
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 79 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 79
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 80 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 80
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 82 Model: Soo Joo Park Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 82
Model: Soo Joo Park
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 83 Model: Cara Delevingne Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 83
Model: Cara Delevingne
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 85 Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 85
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 89 Model: Lindsay Wixson Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on www.style.com
Chanel, Spring/Summer 2014 Collection, Look 89
Model: Lindsay Wixson
Photo: Yannis Vlamos/Indigitalimage.com found on http://www.style.com

Hair and makeup for the show was very bold. Models wore shag wigs that looked like the layers provided a winged affect with bangs. Peter Phillips who is the Creative and Image Director of Chanel Makeup, created a “Birds of Paradise” affect on the eyes. Every color from the collection was on each model’s eyelids. Lips and skin were kept simple and clean allowing the eyes to speak for themselves.

Until next time, I’m Gavo Capote!

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